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The economic benefits of carbon storage in the Mediterranean Sea

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24/07/2015

Carbon storage in the Mediterranean Sea could be worth up to €1722 million a year, a new study has found. The researchers performed a combined ecologicaleconomic assessment, finding that the sea takes up an estimated 17.8 million tonnes of CO2 every year, providing important climate change mitigation. Marine ecosystems are essential for human life. They provide a host of ecosystem services ...

Officials hope 1st US offshore wind farm will boost industry

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28/07/2015

Construction has begun off Rhode Island's coast on the nation's first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Monday that lenders, regulators and stakeholders can now see a path forward. "It's great to witness a pioneering moment in U.S. history," she said during a ...

To change the climate we must first change the economy

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27/07/2015

The president of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, says the world needs a whole new economic framework to tackle the consequences of the warming caused by emissions of greenhouse gases. Speaking at a meeting in Paris, entitled the Summit of Consciences for the Climate, he said this generation could be the last with the chance of responding to the urgent, uncontested effects of climate change. The ...

What`s New at the 2015 Safety in Action EMEA Conference

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28/07/2015

International behavior and process safety experts will meet at the annual Safety In Action™ Conference this October in Belgium. The 2-day event provides a platform for industry and workplace safety experts to share best practices and lessons learned from past failures to avoid major incidents. Focused on the key issues of the European, Middle East and African regions, Safety In ...

World War 2 Mystery Solved Using Valeport Equipment

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27/07/2015

A 74 year old World War 2 mystery has been solved by using an array of subsea survey technology including Valeport equipment. As recently reported in WorldOil & Subseaworldnews, the mystery surrounded just what caused the loss of 645 crewmen when the HMAS Sydney sunk on 19th November 1941.  The Australian vessel had gone missing following a battle with the German cruiser ...

NGWA announces 2015 groundwater industry award winners

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24/07/2015

The National Ground Water Association congratulates the recipients of its 2015 Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Groundwater Project Award, and Divisional Awards, which will be presented this December during the Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former National Ground Water Association President Scott Fowler, CWD/PI, has received NGWA’s top honor as recipient of the Ross L. Oliver ...

Automotive designers urged to consider ‘simpler’ materials for future vehicle recyclability

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27/07/2015

Automotive engineers and manufacturers should consider ‘simpler’ materials over high-performance composites at the initial design stage so that new motor vehicles can be more readily recycled at the end of their lives, urges a leading UK-based plastics recycler. With no currently viable recycling routes for many of the recently developed materials used in modern lightweight vehicles, ...

Carbon Trust calls for pathfinders to pilot new product water footprinting scheme

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28/07/2015

The scheme will help businesses to demonstrate their leadership in sustainability by certifying the life cycle water use of their products to an international standard. They will also be able to communicate certification this with confidence through use of the Carbon Trust’s Water Footprint label. Water footprinting can help businesses to better understand the life cycle sustainability ...

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